Office of Naval Intelligence
Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report
Table of Contents
3.Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements and Advisories
4.Details: Monthly Incidents by Region
5.Appendix A: Further Contact Information and Resources
6.Appendix B: Terminology and References
1. (U) Scope Note
(U) The Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) message provides info on piracy threats to, and criminal action against, merchant vessels and the shipping industry worldwide in the last 30 days. This report is produced primarily to inform merchant mariners and naval forces.
3. (U) Summary
A. (U) SPAIN: On 8 August, the general cargo vessel M/V LADY BOSS was intercepted by the Spanish Tax Agency east of the Strait of Gabraltar in the Alboran Sea. Upon inspection, the vessel was found to be carrying approximately 18 tons of hashish.
B. (U) LIBYA: On 7 August, the Libyan Navy rescued 155 immigrants off the coast of Sidi Bilal west of Tripoli.
C. (U) TURKEY: On 7 August, police raided a Liberia-flagged cargo ship near Mersin Port and searched the ship. They found 123 kilograms of cocaine.
D. (U) ECUADOR: On 5 August, unnoticed by the crew, robbers boarded a berthed container ship in Esmeraldas Port.
E. (U) NIGERIA: On 7 August, two robbers boarded a tanker berthed in Folawiyo Terminal, Apapa, Lagos.
F. (U) MAURITANIA: On 3 August, a merchant vessel was approached approximately 30 nm from Mauritania, by a small vessel claiming to be Mauritanian Navy.
G. (U) INDONESIA: On 2 August, a robber boarded a tanker anchored 10 nm north of Tanjung Berakit, Pulau Bintan.
H. (U) NIGERIA: On 31 July, pirates attacked a tanker 21 nm south-southwest of Bonny, kidnapping three crewmembers.